No such thing as muscle memory but thats for a different thread…i know what you mean though…
The development of elastic strength is very hard. I would say just as hard as developing speed. Workouts for this purpose are very high intensity and are as much about training the Central Nervous System as the muscles involved therfore you can’t really do it everyday. Possibly you can if the intensities are varied each day. But for max benifit high intensity/ max effort is needed.
Until this season my non LJ take off leg was my best bounding/ reactive leg. And after a good winter training my LJ take off leg is noe equal or better than my other one. I believe that while you are doing the same amount of work on both legs, if you key in your mind and focus more during the weaker leg jumps that leg will improve quicker than it would normally. It shouldnt take you too long.
Nick, I have question about some of the workouts you gave me. They have helped so much. I’ve been doing the workouts ever since you told me what they were and I can feel that it is much easier for me to get A LOT of height off of a high velocity jump. But what’s been worrying me is my left ankle. As I said before, my left leg is my weaker leg and my takeoff leg. The probably normally happens when I’m doing hops on my left leg, my ankle tightens up and then I have to stop. I’ve been doing the workouts you prescribed with both legs but with more of an emphasis on my left thinking that it was the one that needed it more. I do get more height when it doesn’t endure prolonged jumping activity like a quick bound, but using it after a while, it starts to get really fatigued and tight. Should I just stay off of it for a few days?
Edit: It’s not exactly my ankle, it’s the area right above it.